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View towards the property
Seating area with BBQ close to the lambs and goats
Open-plan living are with TV and underfloor heating
Lounge/dining area
Lounge area
Kitchen
King-size bedroom
Welcome to The Retreat
King-size bedroom
Pretty twin bedroom
Pretty twin bedroom
Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
View towards the property with decked seating area
Enclosed dog exercising paddock
Sit back and admire the views in the dog exercising paddock
Meet the goats on site, located next to the dog exercising paddock
Meet the goats on site, located next to the dog exercising paddock
Shared garden area
Goats on site
The pretty seaside town of Bude is just a 30 minute drive away
Countryside views down to the sea
1 / 21  View towards the property
2 / 21  Seating area with BBQ close to the lambs and goats
3 / 21  Open-plan living are with TV and underfloor heating
4 / 21  Lounge/dining area
5 / 21  Lounge area
6 / 21  Kitchen
7 / 21  King-size bedroom
8 / 21  Welcome to The Retreat
9 / 21  King-size bedroom
10 / 21  Pretty twin bedroom
11 / 21  Pretty twin bedroom
12 / 21  Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
13 / 21  View towards the property with decked seating area
14 / 21  Enclosed dog exercising paddock
15 / 21  Sit back and admire the views in the dog exercising paddock
16 / 21  Meet the goats on site, located next to the dog exercising paddock
17 / 21  Meet the goats on site, located next to the dog exercising paddock
18 / 21  Shared garden area
19 / 21  Goats on site
20 / 21  The pretty seaside town of Bude is just a 30 minute drive away
21 / 21  Countryside views down to the sea

Swallow Barn At The Retreat

Clovelly (1ml N), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Relax in the garden overlooking the surrounding countryside
  • Ideally located for touring the whole of North Devon and Cornwall
  • Explore the South West Coast Path ideal for walking
Property code: SWABR

Converted barn retaining much of the original charm and character, furnished and equipped to a high standard. This barn conversion enjoys far reaching views across the sea and the surrounding coastline

Ideally positioned for touring the whole of North Devon and Cornwall, the South West Coast Path famous for its spectacular walking environment and wide choice of excellent beaches and coves to explore and enjoy. For the more active there are excellent surfing beaches at Bude, Westward Ho! and Braunton. The fishing village of Clovelly, with its steep, stepped, cobbled streets and quaint harbour, is close by as are the villages of Hartland and Woolsery with shops and village pubs. Local attractions include The Milky Way, Hartland Abbey, Hartland Point and Lighthouse and RHS Rosemoor Gardens. Alternatively, why not sit in the garden and relax whilst overlooking the surrounding countryside.

A ground floor apartment with open plan kitchen/dining and living area with TV with freeview DVD player, within the kitchen oven and hob and extractor fan, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is a separate utility cupboard with washing machine. Offering two bedrooms a king size bedroom and a twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC.

Outside of the converted barn is a decked area with seating. An additional shared seating area is located opposite with a charcoal BBQ and ample space for dogs to run around in the shared dog exercising paddock.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Two bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Hob, oven, extractor, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Electric and heating included
  • Off-road parking available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV/DVD
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shared dog exercising paddock
  • Complex of properties
  • Pub 2 miles, shop 2 miles and beach 3 miles

Alice Newby

This property is personally managed by Alice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kevin 10th October 2020

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Had a fantastic time, loved the place, "dog loved the goats" very welcoming place to stay at,

Reviewed by Dominique 19th September 2020

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The cottage has good space, excellent facilities, tiled throughout which is perfect for dogs. Goats are lovely for children or adults. Plenty of parking.

Reviewed by Maria 13th September 2020

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We had a fabulous break at The Retreat. Carl & Lesley were wonderful hosts and very helpful when our dog needed the vet. We loved the cottage, clean and very well equipped, we are very familiar with the area and could not have asked for a better week. The exercise paddock for dogs is such a lovely touch, very thoughtful. We are already planning ourRead more next trip. Thank you both, see you next time! Hide

Reviewed by Louise 5th September 2020

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We have just come back from an excellent stay at The Retreat. This is a very lovely cottage, everything you need is there, beautiful inside and out. The view across to the sea and beyond is awesome. The cottage is very warm and well equipped, tiled floor throughout so fantastic for dog's. The paddock is superb for dog's also, being able to exerciseRead more them on the doorstep. Lesley and Carl are lovely friendly people, nothing is too much for them. Immaculate everywhere, it's a credit to them. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 22nd August 2020

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A beautiful rural location brtween Clovelly and Hartland. Easy access to A39 to Bideford or the other way into Cornwall at Bude. Top spec small, dog friendly cottage. V friendly hosts. We visited Hartland, Bideford, RHS Rosemoor, Saunton Sands (dog friendly) beach, Clovelly and Boscastle. Highly Recommended!!

Reviewed by Lesley 15th August 2020

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A rural retreat with plenty of open space. Brilliant for our dog, but also a perfect spot with a drink to look over the fields to the sea below and on a clear day across to Saunton Sands. Very good hosts and a well maintained property.

Reviewed by Marianne 1st August 2020

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Stunning location, comfortable, light and clean cottage, Lesley and Carl are lovely hosts and goats for neighbours. Whats not to love!? We will be coming back here, thats for sure.

Reviewed by HAYLEY 18th July 2020

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Just returned from an amazing two weeks holiday and I can honestly say we didnt want to leave. The cottage was absolutely beautiful and the owners made us feel so welcome, nothing was too much trouble for them. Its perfect for children as our daughter loved feeding the goats and playing with their loveable dog. We look forward to visiting again sooRead moren in the near future. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 11th July 2020

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Very helpful owners who were always on hand. Very clean and tidy throughout the whole site. 3 cottages in a barn conversion. Safe field to run dog in.

Reviewed by Wendy 28th September 2019

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Our second visit to this cottage and not disappointed apart from the dreadful weather. The hosts always helpful and welcoming. Would recommend for a peaceful holiday.

Reviewed by Ken 14th September 2019

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Excellent hosts!! any minor problems quickly sorted. couldn't have been more helpful and very friendly. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Jo 7th September 2019

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We had such a fantastic time in this tastefully decorated cottage with all the home comforts you could need. The owners were lovely and made us feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. The outside areas were well kept and seating area provided had a fantastic view. The dog walking areas were really useful too. The surrounding area is simplyRead more stunning! We wouldnt hesitate to recommend this property and hope to return one day. Hide

Reviewed by Jamie 17th August 2019

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Great property in a fantastic location. Perfect for travelling with our kids and dog with an enclosed field for running around and a friendly resident canine to play with! Located in a quiet location with easy driving access to Clovelly, Hartland Peninsula and the great beaches at Westward Ho!

Reviewed by Lisa 3rd August 2019

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Lovely accommodation. Hosts really welcoming and friendly. Set in a lovely location with beautiful views.

Reviewed by Louise 8th June 2019

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Reviewed by Wendy 18th May 2019

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Carl and Lesley were so welcoming, helpful and friendly and nothing too much trouble. A delightful cottage in a beautiful area. Would recommend without reserve.

Reviewed by Mark 13th April 2019

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Great location for walking and cycling. Tarka trail nearby and a short hop across to Cornwall for the Camel trail. The cottage is a short walk from Clovelly in a quiet position with views across to the sea. You can have your morning coffee discussing life with the trip of goats. Carl and Leslie are brilliant hosts.

Reviewed by Diana 30th March 2019

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We had a wonderful break at Swallow Barn with our two children (aged 6 & 4). The cottage was very clean and one of the best kitted out cottages we've ever stayed in-which made it very easy to enjoy a self-catering holiday. Lesley and Carl were very friendly and welcoming but also unobtrusive. We also loved playing with Buddy the dog and the goats. Read moreThe location is superb, great distant views of the sea and close to lots of places of interest. We thoroughly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Carol 22nd December 2018

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Fabulous cottage, well stocked, immaculately clean, warm and tastefully decorated complete with Christmas decorations. Thoroughly enjoyed our time here over Christmas where we joined our friends and their large family in the adjacent cottage. The owners are friendly, helpful and on hand should we have needed any help. A little gem, well worth the vRead moreisit. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 29th October 2018

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Swallow barn was absolutely beautiful. Like a home from home. The barn was immaculately clean and extremely comfortable! The views around the property are absolutely incredible and the animals on site are incredibly friendly. We were made to feel so welcome and we really didnt want to come home! You will not be disappointed if you book to stay hereRead more! Hide

Reviewed by Darren 21st October 2018

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View towards the property
Seating area with BBQ close to the lambs and goats
Open-plan living are with TV and underfloor heating
Lounge/dining area
Lounge area
Kitchen
King-size bedroom
Welcome to The Retreat
King-size bedroom
Pretty twin bedroom
Pretty twin bedroom
Show 9 moreBathroom with shower over bath and WC

Location

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